Democracy and Asian development
The Chinese authoritarian juggernaut is now wobbling forward, sideways and backwards. Could in the end democracy be the best political system for fostering Asian development, asks John West?
Trade unions call for extraordinary action from G20
Global Slowdown and Refugee Crisis Requires Extraordinary Action From G20, according to the international trade union movement.
Frost & Sullivan 2015 GIL New Zealand: Industry Convergence and Digital Transformation
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Asian Century's fading promise
As China and other Asian economies face economic, social and political headwinds, the very foundations of the Asian Century are being shaken, writes John West.
A global crisis of water quality looms
A global crisis of water quality looms argues Asit Biswas
Aid Management and Institutional Capacity in Nepal
The Nepalese government showed leadership in the aftermath of the quake, but faces serious long-term challenges argue Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.
Frost & Sullivan 2015 GIL New Zealand: The Internet of Things and IT-Led Disruptions will Transcend Industry Sectors
Apps and wearables across applications will be enabled with the IoT, say Frost & Sullivan.
The Greek Referendum: No way to dodge the fundamentals?
What are we to make of the Greek Referendum, asks Satish Mishra.
Korea, the "chaebol republic"
Korea’s chaebol. the family conglomerates that dominate the economy, are now holding back the country from realising its full potential, argues John West.
When it comes to air pollution, however, Europe might consider doing less talking and more listening argue Asit K. Biswas and Julian Kirchherr.
Asia’s democracy deficit
Democracy has very shallow roots and many enemies in Asia -- and not only in China -- argues John West.
Asian Century update
India will play a more prominent role in the next phase of the "Asian Century", which had hitherto been led by China, according to Peter Church, Chairman of the AFG Venture Group.
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Asia's global value chains -- Part 1
Asia’s exports through global value chains have been a key driver of development. But Asia is not making the most of these value chains, and new risks and challenges are emerging.
Asia's global value chains -- Part 2
Global value chains entail many risks and challenges, which are addressed in this note.
Asia's global value chains -- Part 3
While GVCs hold the promise of economic upgrading, there is also the risk of "social downgrading" such as human trafficking, forced labor, child labor, and denial of labor and other human rights.
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Water: A Global Crisis
The world water crisis is both severe and entirely avoidable, write Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Asit K. Biswas.
Water: Future, Prospects and Challenges
Asit K. Biswas and Ahmet C. Bozer share their views on the future, prospects and challenges for water.
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